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My Favorite “Albert Einstein”

January 2, 2012

My Favorite “Albert Einstein”

Posted on: 02 Feb, 2011 | INT

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                                          My Favorite “Albert Einstein








Einstein is my favorite person because  he is probably one of the most influential figures in science in the twentieth century, but more importantly, he was a man of great character.







Einstein is probably familiar to most people for his mathematical equation about the nature of energy, (E=mc²)



E [energy] equals m [mass] times c2 [c stands for the speed of light. c2 means c times c, or the speed of light raised to the second power — or c-squared.]






He created the General Theory of Relativity. He also created the Laws of Motion Theory. He was a very brilliant man.






 I think this man was great because of his theories.  Many scientists of his day would laugh at his theories until they were proven






When he was a small child, he didn’t show any high intelligence. In fact, he even took a while to learn how to speak. He was a smart kid but, it took a while for   people to notice his intelligence.


Einstein small child



Albert Einstein



Albert Einstein  is not just the most important scientist in history, but potentially the most important human being in history.





Einstein published more than 300 scientific along with over 150 non-scientific works, and received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine and philosophy from many European and American universities; he also wrote about various philosophical and political subjects such as socialism, international relations and the existence of God.





Although Einstein did not invent the bomb and did not participate in the Manhattan Project, his theories laid the foundation for it.

The Relativity Theory showed that mass could be converted directly into energy (E=mc²), and that a minute piece of mass could release a vast amount of energy.


Albert Einstein received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1922. During the selection process in 1921, the Nobel Committee for Physics decided that none of the year’s nominations met the criteria as outlined in the will of Alfred Nobel. According to the Nobel Foundation’s statutes, the Nobel Prize can in such a case be reserved until the following year, and this statute was then applied. Albert Einstein therefore received his Nobel Prize for 1921 one year later, in 1922.  


Einstein had his own ideas about relativity. In his words: “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”


Einstein’s principal scientific achievement was the theory of relativity, which essentially is a general theory of space, time, and gravitation.


Why is it called a theory of RELATIVITY?

Because time and length are no longer absolutes. You’ve got your digital watch on your wrist and a metre ruler on your desk. These seem like absolutes: a second and a centrimetre for you must be the same as they are for me, and the same as they are on Alpha Centauri. But they’re not.

If I stay on my balcony while you start a career as an astronaut flying round the galaxy at an incredible speed (and it would have to be pretty close to the speed of light: 300,000km/sec), and if you could later whiz past my balcony so that we could somehow compare watches and rulers, your metre ruler would be smaller and your watch would be going slower than mine. (Actually that wouldn’t be possible because the human eye can’t spot things moving at that kind of speed, and spaceship rockets do nasty things to balconies that are only a few metres away. But if it were practically possible, it would be fun.)  

While you’re out in space travelling at some unbelievable speed nothing seems to you to have changed. It’s only if you have a chance to compare measurements of time and length with those back home that you see that something odd has happened.






The concepts of space and time that prevailed before Einstein had been formulated by I. Newton in the late 17th century and were not in apparent contradiction with facts until advances in physics led to the development of electrodynamics and in general to the study of motion at speeds close to the speed of light.






He enjoyed classical music and played the violin.









Albert Einstein died on April 18,1955, at the age of 76 – a genius, a celebrity, an activist, a humanitarian, but, above all, a scientist driven to better understand our world. He once said, “”Look deep, deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.””








Thanks to him, we have.






Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving (Albert Einstein)


Quotes from Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge.   

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity  

It is harder to crack a prejudice than an atom  

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results  

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”  

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle  

If one studies too zealously, one easily loses his pants  

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.  

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new  

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.  

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.  

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.








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